Archive for the 'Quit Smoking Asia' Category


Male Smoking Reaches Alarming Rate In Vietnam

With almost half (47.4 percent) of adult men smoking or getting involved in other uses of tobacco, Vietnam has been put into the group of countries with extremely high smoking rates among men. The risk of secondhand smoking is also high with 67.6 percent of the adults exposed to the risk at home and 49.0 […]

Hong Kong adjusts slowly to citywide smoking ban

John Greene is one of Hong Kong’s 800,000 or so smokers who’ve been grappling with a citywide smoking ban that came into effect this year. Advert for The Scotsman Digital Archive The long-time smoker jokes the ban has overturned one of the traditions of the century-old Kowloon Cricket Club he belongs to. “They really hit […]

Indian filmmaker bans smoking on movie set

Crew members filming a Bollywood anti-smoking movie will have to cough up a fine if they are caught puffing up on the set, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Kumar Mangat, the producer of “No Smoking,” told the Mumbai Mirror newspaper that he has hired a cameraman to catch offenders in action. “Many people try to smoke […]

Malaysia Smoking and Tobacco Statistics

More than 10,000 Malaysians die from smoking-related illnesses every year, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng. He said that 30% of those above the age of 30 suffer from up to 40 kinds of illnesses which include heart problems and 57 types of cancer. “Statistics show that every day about 50 teenagers below the […]

Smoking Ban Comes Into Force in Singapore

AS the second-hand swept past midnight last night, smoking – or not smoking – was the last thing on the minds of sports fans at coffee shops here. The smoking ban at eating places had come into effect at the stroke of midnight. Still, many had cigarettes hanging from their lips as their eyes stayed […]